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Re: Dongfeng Peugeot 408

I have bought the 408 1.6 turbo in Malaysia
Engine is excellent
However due to the poor setting of vehicle automatic transmission gear change speeds I am experiencing very poor fuel consumption for this car. It consumes more fuel in town than my 11 year old mercedes CLK Kompressor 2.3l
I feel that this is due to the late chenging of gears in the regular mode which only changes gears at fixed speeds and nothing else, does not sense load and shifts gears at predetermones speeds which wastes fuel especially when driveing the car in a relaxed way. the most irritable and late gear change is from 3rd to 4th gear where the engine drags to 2500 rpm even when going down hill. There is no adaptive component as far as I can tell aafter driving the car for three weeks now

is there any way to program the Transmission control module to change gears at 1800 RPM whn there is no load (or driving gently)? In the interest of fuel economy and Carbon foot print size of course

Thank you
 

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Peugeot 408 major facelift (made in Argentina)

Not a Chinese car, but a restyled 408 (T73, 1st gen.) that was introduced recently at the Buenos Aires Automobile Salon. This update brings it into conformity with other current Peugeots carrying the new family "face".

As a side note, the 1st-gen. 408 continues to be made in small numbers in China (as of May) even after the launch of the T93, 2nd-gen. model. CKD kits for Malaysian and Vietnamese assembly are also delivered from China as well as some components for the version made in Russia.




http://revistaautoesporte.globo.com/Noticias/noticia/2015/06/peugeot-mostra-novos-308-e-408-no-salao-de-buenos-aires.html
https://www.16valvulas.com.ar/los-lanzamiento-de-peuegeot-argentina-308-408-508-y-2008/
http://motorshow.terra.com.br/noticia/motor-news/peugeot-408-e-reestilizado-para-seguir-na-briga-dos-sedas-medios
 

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Re: Chinese Peugeot 408

the 408 will also be made in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A few units with heavy camouflage have been seen taking tests on open roads
Y sabés a cuanta gente cagaron con esta basura? Acá en Argentina se queja todo el mundo, por esta cosa que ni siquiera llega a los 100.000 km. El Peugeot 408 y 308 está dejando en ridículo a la industria automotriz china, da vergüenza que una marca de prestigio como Peugeot haya caído tan bajo.
(please note - motorweb-argentina user knows spanish)
 
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